HC Deb 12 April 1978 vol 947 c417W
Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will update the information given to the hon. Member for Sowerby (Mr. Madden), Official Report, 22nd November 1976, columns 1000–1004, showing the number of persons living (a) below, (b) on and (c) up to 140 per cent. above the supplementary benefit level for each year since 1972 and giving a breakdown between those above and below pensionable age, and a further subdivision into family types.

Mr. Orme

I regret that no more recent information on this subject is yet available. As I indicated in my reply to the hon. Member on 23rd January, I will circulate this information in theOfficial Report when it is available.—[Vol. 942, c. 482.]

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